As an American citizen, it is our right to vote for the leaders that determine our policies, laws and justice. At Civilian Exposure, we encourage you to exercise that right. While we do not endorse any one candidate, we encourage you to think critically about each candidate in each race. Think about their policies, their positions and their support for military and civilians that engage in the work and duties aboard military bases in your area each and every day. Look at their records on the healthcare, the environment, contamination issues, veterans’ affairs, the military, workplace safety, clean water and the many other issues that are important to you.
Then think about their position on the decades of contamination at Camp Lejeune. Think about what they have done to support awareness, accountability and assistance or justice for those impacted. Pick the person that you believe will go to Washington and address these important issues.
Ultimately, we have the power to select our representatives in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and every other elected office right down to the local level. It is within our power to elect those willing to stand up for us and ensure safe, toxin-free work environments and justice for those harmed not only aboard Camp Lejeune, but also our military installations across the country.
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
– Samuel Adams – 1781
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